With this 5th issue of HDNdigest, on the eve of Thanksgiving, we offer you to see, read, listen, but also to meditate:
– Some major texts by Dr. Louis-Joseph Janvier (1855-1911), eminent Haitian writer and patriot, under the heading “Spotlight”, notably his Haïti aux Haïtiens (1884), to which Liverpool University Press has just made available free the English translation by Nadève Ménard accompanying a critical volume, Haiti for the Haitians by Louis-Joseph Janvier, edited by Brandon R. Byrd and Chelsea Stieber (2023).
– Under the heading, “Development Initiatives”, the portraits of two young American high school students, respectively of African and Asian origin, Heman Bekele and Vivien He who, thanks to their ingenuity and tenacity, one invented a soap against cancer of the skin, the other a “cube” to detect possible earthquakes. It is also an opportunity for Asselin Charles to offer a brief reflection on the role of education in the development of a nation, and to propose some avenues for change in the Haitian curriculum. A dialogue to continue.
– Under the headings, “Resources” and “Opportunities”: two important entries on health and employment. On these two determining factors for a successful life, we refer you mainly to the sites of NewYork-Presbyterian and Academic without Borders.
In short, HDNdigest 5, as well as our previous issues, aims to be a mine of information to enrich minds and wallets.
Once again thank you for your support and suggestions…
The co-editors of HDNdigestAsselin Charles and Jean Jonassaint @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Contents of This Issue:
For Haitian news, some Haitian media accessible online:
Following the recent posting online of an important volume from Liverpool University Press, Haiti for the Haitians by Louis-Joseph Janvier (2023) edited by Brandon R. Byrd and Chelsea Stieber, we take advantage of the opportunity to present this 19th century Haitian essayist who first looked at our constitutional laws with Les Constitutions d’Haïti (1801-1885), to a large global audience.
Today, in this section, we are highlighting two inspiring stories. The first is about Heman Bekele, a 14-year-old Ethiopian-American middle school student who has invented a skin cancer fighting soap and was named “America’s top young scientist.” The second story is about Vivien He, a California junior high school student who has invented a cheap earthquake warning device, a gadget that can save lives in earthquake prone parts of the world.
HigherEdJobs | Academics Without Borders
Three health topics concerning our everyday life, presented by doctors of “NewYork-Presbyterian”
A first Creole Bonne Page: Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Ti difé boulé sou istoua Ayiti
Valorisation des répertoires musicaux classiques afro-diasporiques (Promotion of classical Afro-diasporic musical repertoires)
Journées d’étude on September 29 and 30, 2021 at the University of Montreal and UQAM]
If you have any comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to write to us. In advance, thank you very much.